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    September 17, 2010
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this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. happy friday. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> sandra shaw has a quick look at the forecast. we did get some rain yesterday. >> we did not get the severe weather. one person was killed with a tornado. we were on the weaker side of things. the front is still moving offshore. it is still a little moist outside. it will be until this afternoon until we get dried out. we could see gusts of up to 25 miles per hour. we are a little bit above normal. it will be a beautiful weekend with plenty of sunshine. right now your morning commute with kim dacey. >> we have some good news. we have no accidents to report. it is smooth sailing out there.
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66 on the northeast corner. 65 on the topside of the beltway. 58 on the west side of the beltway. no delays. 11 minutes on the outer loop topside from 95 to 83. eight minutes between the harbor tunnel toll plaza and 95, 9 minutes. looking at no delays at all. this is that old court road. very light volume for this time of the morning. 95 north of the beltway, you can see stop on traffic is a little heavier northbound. no delays just yet. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> things will try to return to normal at johns hopkins hospital following yesterday's deadly triple shooting. >> jennifer franciotti is live
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with more on the story. >> there was a police tape yesterday. it will try to be business as usual today. paul pardus is the suspect. he was upset after receiving medical information about his mother. he pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. that doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen, a spinal surgeon at the hospital. we will have more on his condition in a moment. security called city police who responded with a variety of other agencies, including swat teams. for more than two hours, pardus was barricaded in a room with his mother in the nelson building. at one point, parts of the hospital were evaluated. police learned something had happened inside the room.
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they went in to find pardus and his mother were dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >> at this point we're treating this case as a murder-suicides. >> as for dr. cohen, spent much of the day in surgery for a gunshot wound. we do not have an update on his condition. the big question right now, how could a government get inside the hospital? we will have more answers for that coming up later. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what changes, if any, do you think need to be done to johns hopkins security? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> an amazing story or a man and woman are accused of holding a woman captive for nearly a year.
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germaine smith-bey and kimberly stacy king are charged with attempted murder and assault. authorities say they kept a disabled woman locked up in a bathroom for nine months while they collected hurt disability checks. the victim was starved and beaten so badly that she slipped into a coma. >> the victim suffered from multiple injuries, everything from her eyes and her ribs to her having a fracture tailbone to her having multiple bruises and scratches and cuts, including her upper lip even been damaged. >> police say the unidentified victim is in critical condition while her child is in custody of social services.
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meanwhile, the suspects are being held without bail. three suspects are believed to up sexually assaulted a woman in ocean town. this happened last saturday afternoon. the victim claimed she was dragged into the woods and sexually assaulted. anyone with information should call anne arundel county police. >> prosecutors will continue to lay out their case against three men accused of killing ken harris later today. testimony yesterday focused on dna and fingerprint evidence. the defense attorneys are casting doubt on the chain of custody of the evidence. >> we have several different crime scenes. to try to take evidence from one crime scene and relate it to
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other crime scene to prove the identity of the perpetrator at several crime scenes is problematic. i have problems with the way the evidence was recovered and the way it was processed. >> testimony will resume later today. >> here we york three days after the primary election and there is no declared winner in the race for city state's attorney. gregg bernstein has increased his lead over patricia jessamy by over 1300 votes. some of the supporters have begun calling on patricia jessamy to can see. >> some people are looking for some finality with this. we would hope that ms. jessamy would can see and recognize the -- would canoncede.
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>> lawyers continue to scrutinize the results asking for a guarantee that the verification process will be conducted in public. maryland voters stayed away from the polls in record numbers. voter turnout statewide was that just 24% for the entire process, including early voting. that is the lowest since records began being capped. 21.6% of that was on election day. but permit county have the lowest turnout with just 18%. 40% of garrett counties showed up at the polls, the highest in the state. bob ehrlich has released a new tv ad and started hitting the airwaves yesterday.
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it lays out his 10-year vision for the state. d on hisalso find the an youtube and facebook pages. >> more than half the public wants the rich to pay higher taxes. tracie potts has more. >> president obama says preserving tax breaks for the wealthy cost too much. >> they want to spend another $700 billion, that 98% of americans will never see. >> i did not want to put my grandchildren into debt. >> republicans now insist on dealing with this before the november election. >> she should pledged there would be an honest vote on stopping all of the coming taxes. >> the census bureau reports one in seven americans are now poor,
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the most ever. the tax cuts expire would mean a family of four would pay washington an extra $2,900 next year. that is a problem for democrats running for re-election. >> that remains a fundamental democratic problem. >> the administration is fighting back. the white house rouses report on 100 stimulus project that it says are create thousands of jobs across america. republicans say the real job creators are the few wealthy americans president obama wants to tax. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 66 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> sudden storms bring an incredible amount of damage to new york city. >> a woman's plight grabs
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national headlines when she was doused with acid. >> we will be drying out by this afternoon. >> we have picked up the reports of two new accidents.
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>> good morning. still in a little humid outside. we did see a lot of moisture yesterday. that front is draped across the chesapeake bay right now.
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high pressure is building in the wake of things. we will see the wind picked up and it will be beautiful with plenty of sunshine. right now the temperatures are pretty mild. 68 downtown. 63 in parkton. 70 in easton. the wind will be somewhat of an issue. pretty dusty at times. at times. dgusty we will be above normal, into the low 80's. it winds could be up to 25 miles per hour at time. we will have plenty of sunshine. a high of 84 of the eastern shore. we topped out at 84 degrees yesterday. no problems on the chesapeake bay today. the wind will be at of the northwest at 5 to 10 knots.
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no wind advisory -- no small- craft advisory. the record low is 44. we're just a little bit above the seasonal norm and we'll be right on target for the overnight low. 55 to about 62 downtown. a great night tonight. we have a front draped across the area. it will be well off shore by this afternoon. low pressure is moving through. new york sort tornado-like winds. it will be nice and dry for the duration. bermuda it is in for it this weekend. igor has lost some intensity. it is a category 3. 125 miles per hour winds. julie it is not too oppressive
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in context, 85 miles per hour sustained winds. but bermuda it is in the line of fire. it looks like plenty of sunshine tomorrow and sunday. the heat returns as we search into the mid 80's with more moisture by the middle part of next week. >> we have picked up a couple of reports in the city. we're checking one at liberty heights. there's a report of an accident in jessup. a few things to watch out for. major roadways are checking out fine. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side. 95 north, but six minutes. 60 minutes between the 95. no delays on the major roadways. this is the topside of the beltway. things are moving just fine on the inner and outer loops. this is 95 in the northeast
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corner and is looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the final steps to seal off the blowout will well could begin as soon as this weekend -- well.owout will weloil top kill process could start as early as sunday. police say a woman who claimed she was the victim of an acid attack made the whole thing up. the woman told police a woman approached her and for a cup of acid in her face. after looking into the discrepancy, police say she admitted to them she made the whole story up and that her burns were self-inflicted. it is not clear what she would burn herself in such a way. sudden storms blew through new york city and being blamed for one death.
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tornado warnings were issued as winds gusted up to 100 miles per hour ripping off roofs and bringing down trees. tens of thousands of businesses were left without power. >> community college's are seeing unprecedented demand. enrollment has soared for schools that cater to two-year degree programs. administrators are struggling coping. some have cut courses. others are offering more core class is to meet the growing demand. you might want to hit the museum. more than 1300 museums will offer free admission on saturday, september 25, to celebrate the museum of day. you cannot download a ticket from the smithsonian.com website
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to get the free passes. jane king has the morning bloomberg business report depressed open for some office romance, try working at southwest airlines. these companies encourage in- house hanky-panky. sunset office love it makes people want to spend more time at the office. other companies try to discourage romantic works relationships. walmart discourages company dating and they fire people if they are caught. other workers may see lawsuits as a way to gain job security. united and continental shareholders will vote on their planned merger. it is approved, it will create
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the largest airline in terms of number of flights. we will hear about consumers and inflation. there was a mixed close yesterday. that is business. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 66 degrees on tv hill. the ravens are set to take on the cincinnati bengals this weekend. we will hear from two chatty wide receivers. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what changes, if any, do you think need to be done to johns hopkins security? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you have them.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together.
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>> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we are still checking for that accident in the city at northern parkway and liberty heights. information about the accident in jessup. it is blocking all lanes at washington boulevard. police are directing traffic there. otherwise, we're looking nice. live drive times are up to speed on the major roadways. eight minutes on 895 south. seven minutes on -- we will give you a live look outside. things are moving just fine there. in the northeast corner, again, things are moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> you can see a gorgeous sunrise in progress. right now is mild outside, 68
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downtown. 66 at the airport. we will head for a high in the low 80's, just a little bit above normal. it will feel much dryer when the wind picks up from the northwest. hopefully all could things for the ravens this weekend. here is keith mills with more. >> thank you. it is back on the roads for the ravens as they had to cincinnati. they have started with back-to- back road games. the bengals have a double dose of reality with chad ochocinco and terrell owens, who dropped the ball right now. he says it is no surprise. lewis and the ravens' defense led them to victory last week against the jets equipped
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physical defense and they are led by ray lewis and they fly around and that is the makeup of that team. everybody knows that defensively they try to impose their presence throughout the game. you just have to go out and play smash mouth football with them. >> we will see what happened. we will have complete coverage beginning tonight at 6:00 p.m. and pete will be joined at 1130 and pete will join me for the pre and post game show on wbal radio. another big night of high school football coming at you. there were plenty of games on thursday. towson and delaney renewed their rivalry. the lions put together a touchdown drive. delaney in red. this goes to dj foster and this
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sets up this chris davis over left tackle. nice cut back. the point after was no blood. 7-6 towson. the generals would add to the lead. he goes to the lady damon jones goes in untouched. 17-12, towson winds. the orioles and yankees tonight at camden yards. there is a game at pauley. those stovall kids would be there. >> it should be the game of the week. >> you need to shoot that game. >> 66 degrees on tv hill. much more in the next half-hour of 11 news today. >> the investigation continues after a gunman opens fire inside a johns hopkins hospital. a live report is next. >> texting, driving, and
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teenagers. a dangerous combination. >> sunny skies predicted for this friday. i will break it down for you.
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of sunshine. >> thank you. the deadly shooting yesterday has left many wondering how something like this could happen. >> some are taking a look at the security at johns hopkins. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more on the story. >> it is what everybody will be talking about tonight inside johns hopkins hospital. how a gunman was able to get inside one of the best hospitals in the world. swat teams swarmed johns hopkins following reports that somebody had shot a doctor and barricaded himself inside the nelson building. the suspect was originally identified as warren davis. >> the doctor collapsed outside of the room. mr. davis was last seen running
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into the room brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother, who is confined to the bed. >> police later said davis' real name is paul pardus. parts of the hospital were evacuated and were on lockdown. police entered the room to find pardus and his mother dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >> at this point we're treating this case as a murder-suicides. >> how was somebody able to get inside johns hopkins with a gun? he got a visitor's wristband just like any other visitor. he was not searched for weapons. there are no metal detectors in any of the exits or entrances. >> put a magnetometer at 80 doors and the required armed
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force that would need to be staffing the magnetometers is not realistic. >> that was the vice president of security who also told us that the issue about 80,000 wristbands' a week. that shows the sheer magnitude of visitors. he knows of only one or two hospitals that have magnetometers and they are not located on the east coast. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the search is over for a man who escaped police custody. paul palmer and gina distefano were arrested without incident. police say palmer is a suspect charged in august stabbing. he now faces additional charges. gina distefano faces charges of harboring a fugitive. police have tracked down a man in connection with a pharmacy
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robbery. the first of the suspect was apprehended within minutes. the other suspects fled the scene but was picked up by police yesterday. >> union officials say over 1000 workers could be laid off as planned orders plan to idle the facility for the rest of the year. sparrows point and a plant in michigan will remain dormant until conditions improve. plans to sell the plants along with a third one, but they did not comment on that report. what can you do in just two seconds? teenagers are being asked to take that time to steer clear of distractions while driving. kate amara has more. good morning. >> the federal government is teaming up with aaa the latest
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push to curb this dangerous and growing trend. take two to turn off your cell phone. young drivers are being asked to make that pledge today. >> for every two seconds the take your eyes from the road, you double your crash risk. you cannot injured or kill someone. >> -- you can injure or kill someone. >> 84% note is dangers. >> drive. put down your cell phone. i know teenagers feel that they donot multitask, they canno both. they cannot. the percentages are off the charts in terms of teenagers who
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drive with other teenagers in cars. the risk escalates. >> this date may be targeted two teenagers, but is a reminder to drivers of all ages. keep your eyes and attention on the roads and keep the destruction turned off. aaa said parents can help by modeling good behavior. if your kids seem texting while driving, they will think it is ok to do. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you and have a great weekend. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. not looking too bad overall. there is in report in northern parkway at liberty heights. that is subject to keep on your radar. you might want to avoid
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washington boulevard in jessup. all lanes are blocked because of an accident. police are directing traffic. this is a live look at the topside of the beltway harford road. traffic is a little bit heavier in volume. switching over to a live view of 95 at caton avenue, traffic is moving freely in and out of the city. >> we will see plenty of sunshine this afternoon. temperatures in the low 80's. yesterday we were at 86 before the front came through with some showers. very seasonable this weekend. 80 and sunshine tomorrow. los humidity on sunday. upper 70's on monday and tuesday. more humid next week as we get more moisture in the year. kind of a warm start to fall.
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>> thank you. 66 degrees on tv hill. you have heard monkey see, monkey do. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what changes, if any, do you think need to be done to johns hopkins security? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> a chinese casino water act puts another to shame. look at this. the hands of dancing water is the world's largest water-based
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show. it includes diverse for more than 18 countries. it incorporates dazzling costumes, audio and visual special effect. the theater is one of the water- based peters in the war holding 3.7 million gallons of water. that is more than five olympic- size swimming pools. >> villagers in thailand have outsourced their jobs with coconuts. villagers are using a wheel to train monkeys to get the coconuts. they put their new-found skills to use. this monkey college has a student body of eight eager students learning a degree in coconut gathering. >> they will work for penis, too. >> literally. >> 66 degrees on tv hill.
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>> we are looking good overall on the major roadways. we will pick up the report of an accident on the j.f.x. >> we had showers last night. plenty of sunshine this weekend.
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>> welcome back. in the headlines, there is no declared winner in the race for city state's attorney. red breasting has increased his lead over patricia jessamy. bernstein has not declared victory. some of his supporters have oncede.on jessamy to can
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yesterday, testimony focused on dna and fingerprint evidence in the ken harris case. defense attorneys are casting doubt on the chain of custody on the evidence. an amazing story or a man and woman are accused of holding a woman captive in their home for nearly a year. germaine smith-bey and kimberly stacy king of reisterstown are accused of holding a disabled woman captive in the bathroom for nine months. the couple is being held without bail while the victim is in critical condition. >> he has had to overcome some much. but nothing has stopped him. he now has a law degree and is a finalist in the my american dream contest. >> it is a special contest for
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speciapeople. >> getting underway. >> he is a determined young man. he has been determined to have a full life and not let those disabilities stand in his white. >> he did not give up. >> i am a determined guy. i am a hard desk working guy. you have to be but you have a physical disability -- i make hard-working guy. it is easier for most people and more difficult for me. >> he is one of the five finalists in the my american dream contest. it commemorates the 20th anniversary of the americans with disability act. >> there were no justices in the military. i turn to my mother who was walking with me and said, it was
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my dream to become the first u.s. supreme court justice in a wheelchair. >> his family says he has always been an inspiration to down. >> he has taught me to persevere and to go for my dreams. >> we are proud of him. he has accomplished so much in spite of challenges in front of him. we are proud of him. >> he graduated from college with honors and went on to get a law degree. he says his dream is to become a supreme court justice. >> somebody needs to retire. there have been some retirements lately. i need to wait my turn. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we have two incidents in the
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city, both involving northern parkway. we have picked up the report of an accident on the northbound jfx at northern parkway. washington boulevard is shut down in jessup, blocking all lanes because of an accident. police are directing traffic there in howard county. this is the west side of the beltway at liberty road. no volume related delays just yet. this is 95 at caton avenue. moving just fine north and southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are tracking those showers and storms that rolled through last night. a front is draped across the chesapeake bay right now. high pressure can built-in behind it. it will feel cooler than the actual temperature reading. it is pretty mild and he but downtown.
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68 downtown. 66 at the airport. upper 60's to near 70 in some locations. in the mountains, there's a slight chance for showers. mid 60's's. in baltimore, we will be in the low 80's after a high yesterday of 86 degrees before the clouds came in. the wind is that of the northwest and move it up to 25 miles per hour. as we take a look at the lower eastern shore, plenty of sunshine down there. another gorgeous beach day. no problems if you plan to take a boat out. 5 to 15 knots the waves will be one to 2 feet. this is a transitional time of the year, the last few days of
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the summer season where we can be hot or comfortable. tonight we will split the difference and beat near normal. 55 in the outlying areas. mostly clear skies and the stars will be twinkling across the city. we have the movement of this front off shore. the difference in the pressure as the hype starts to build and that will create the wind in the wake of the front. the wind is turning at 125 miles per hour with a category 3 hurricane, still on line to affect bermuda in a big way. you will hear about this is a big way. julia is behind it and is a category 2 storm. we will be beautiful here all weekend long. 80 on saturday and 82 on sunday.
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plenty of sunshine. then we're drive throughout the duration of next week. >> thank you. the deadly shooting at johns hopkins hospital. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more. >> that gunman has been identified as paul pardus from virginia. he pulled out a gun and shot a doctor. the doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen. we will have an update on his condition. police responded with a variety of emergency teams. pardus was barricaded in a room for more than two hours. police are calling this a murder-suicides. the big question has to do with
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security. how was somebody able to enter with a gun? there are some 80 entrances and exits to the hospital. it is not feasible to put it metal detectors. there are about 80,000 businesses to the hospital a week. many security discussions will be going on today. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what changes, if any, do you think need to be done to johns hopkins security?
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>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> if you thought monday showed had lots of surprises, wait until you see today.
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14 years after her book club, an announcement about the 64th announcement. here's matt lauer with a look at what's coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. violent storms sweeping through new york city with hurricane- force winds. at least one person is dead. also, a stunning twist to the acid attack in washington state. police now say the victim has confessed that it was all a hoax. joran van der sloot is confronted in prison. and we will check out some remarkable cars that can go 100 miles on a single gallon of fuel when we get started on friday morning right here on the "today" show. >> 66 degrees on tv hill. >> we will check weather and
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traffic together before you hea
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>> northbound j.f.x. at northern parkway, the ramp to eastbound number parkway is closed because of an accident. the eastbound number parkway ramp from the northbound jfx is closed. avoid that if you cannot. there's an accident at northern parkway and liberty heights. this is the west side of the beltway at liberty road. the outer loop is a little heavy. nothing too major.
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>> high school football beit. >> it will be beautiful. it will be clear this afternoon with mostly sunny skies. the high this afternoon will be 83. maybe lowe'll say 60's or something for kickoff. not too bad. we will be warmer than normal today. by saturday and sunday, but mostly sunny all weekend long. enjoy your football. tune into am 1090 wbal radio for traffic and insta-weather together on the fives. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. have a great weekend. >> go ravens. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.
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tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.